“Wakahuia” are carved wooden containers made by Māori, where prized personal possessions are stored. In my painting I have placed the baby gannet next to the wakahuia as a symbol to show that our birdlife and environment are treasures to be looked after. Covered in seaweed, the bird looks bejewelled and regal. However it is climate change that has forced gannets to adapt to rising temperatures by cooling chicks with seaweed.


"Wakahuia" is available either as a limited edition print on paper, or as an open edition print:


  • Size 91 x 61cm on premium paper or canvas (please message me your preference). These are limited edition with only 30 in the edition. 


  • Size 61 x 45.7cm with a 4 cm border. Printed on Ilford premium paper, and comes unframed. There are 30 prints in this edition.


  • Size 45.7cm x 30.5cm with a 4 cm border. Printed on Ilford premium paper, and comes unframed. These are open edition giclee prints.


The artwork price includes free packaging and postage within New Zealand.  If your delivery is within New Zealand please use code "New Zealand Free" at checkout.  

International shipping charges apply.



Archival inks are used that will last over 75+ years. The paper is Ilford Galerie Prestige watercolour paper, 100% cotton rag.


Photographs are an indication of what the artworks could look like in a room and are not to the exact ratio. Other items in the photograph are not included.


All copyright is retained by the artist, and the artwork cannot be reproduced without written consent from the artist.